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Pensioner handed community order for death threat to Diane Abbott

Sick Roy Brown said he'd burn shadow home secretary alive

PENSIONER Roy Brown was handed a community order today after sending a racially abusive letter to Diane Abbott in which he threatened to burn her alive.

Mr Brown posted the letter, which referred to “black vermin,” to the shadow home secretary’s parliamentary address last August.

It included a torrent of racist abuse and threats to burn down her home with her inside.

Mr Brown said she would be “butchered like the cowardly vermin butchered PC Blakelock,” who was killed during the Broadwater Farm estate riots in north London in 1985.

Ms Abbott told fellow MPs last year that she receives regular death threats and “mindless racial abuse.”

“I’ve had rape threats [and been] described as a pathetic, useless fat black piece of shit, ugly fat black bitch and nigger,” she said.

Ms Abbott’s staff recently said they receive so many abusive letters that they take them to the police in bundles once a week.

Mr Brown received a 12-month community order at Barkingside magistrates’ court.

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